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$1.7 million island getaway offers rooms with a view of Galveston Bay and beyond

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On the Market 102 Lanai St. Tiki Village Galveston August 2014
Note the wooden beam ceiling - and sweeping views of the bay. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 102 Lanai St. Tiki Village Galveston August 2014 front
Welcome to 102 Lanai St. on Tiki Island. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 102 Lanai St. Tiki Village Galveston August 2014 sunroom 2
Italian porcelain tile flooring keeps the large room cool during the warm months. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 102 Lanai St. Tiki Village Galveston August 2014 back
A look at the back of the house. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 102 Lanai St. Tiki Village Galveston August 2014 sideyard
The property is large enough to build on or add onto the existing home. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 102 Lanai St. Tiki Village Galveston August 2014 entrance
The second-floor living area follows an open plan. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 102 Lanai St. Tiki Village Galveston August 2014 bar
Two entrances open to the first floor with media room, walk-in wine room, a separate bar and huge area enclosed by a wall of windows. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 102 Lanai St. Tiki Village Galveston August 2014 bar 2
The bar on the second floor. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 102 Lanai St. Tiki Village Galveston August 2014 fam1
The spacious family room is centered around a wood-burning fireplace. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 102 Lanai St. Tiki Village Galveston August 2014 fam 2
Another view of the family room. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 102 Lanai St. Tiki Village Galveston August 2014 kitchen 1
Wood flooring turns to marble tile in the kitchen, where owners will find a oversized granite-topped island with bar seating - and much more. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 102 Lanai St. Tiki Village Galveston August 2014 dining
The dining area with a Flos light fixture takes in vistas of the surroundings. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 102 Lanai St. Tiki Village Galveston August 2014 master
The second-story master suite, where owners can take an exterior spiral staircase to the second-level deck. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 102 Lanai St. Tiki Village Galveston August 2014 master 2
The master suite includes a sitting area, wall of built-ins with TV and wood-burning fireplace.  Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 102 Lanai St. Tiki Village Galveston August 2014 master bath
Hanging frosted-glass sliding doors open to the master bath. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 102 Lanai St. Tiki Village Galveston August 2014 fam above
Looking down at the living area from the third-story loft. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 102 Lanai St. Tiki Village Galveston August 2014 bed1
Take the spiral staircase to the loft bedroom on the third floor. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 102 Lanai St. Tiki Village Galveston August 2014 bed
The custom zebra wood bedroom frame remains in the home. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 102 Lanai St. Tiki Village Galveston August 2014 bath
The full bath. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 102 Lanai St. Tiki Village Galveston August 2014 view
The huge covered patio downstairs - and wrap-around deck on the second floor - are perfect for entertaining. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 102 Lanai St. Tiki Village Galveston August 2014
On the Market 102 Lanai St. Tiki Village Galveston August 2014 front
On the Market 102 Lanai St. Tiki Village Galveston August 2014 sunroom 2
On the Market 102 Lanai St. Tiki Village Galveston August 2014 back
On the Market 102 Lanai St. Tiki Village Galveston August 2014 sideyard
On the Market 102 Lanai St. Tiki Village Galveston August 2014 entrance
On the Market 102 Lanai St. Tiki Village Galveston August 2014 bar
On the Market 102 Lanai St. Tiki Village Galveston August 2014 bar 2
On the Market 102 Lanai St. Tiki Village Galveston August 2014 fam1
On the Market 102 Lanai St. Tiki Village Galveston August 2014 fam 2
On the Market 102 Lanai St. Tiki Village Galveston August 2014 kitchen 1
On the Market 102 Lanai St. Tiki Village Galveston August 2014 dining
On the Market 102 Lanai St. Tiki Village Galveston August 2014 master
On the Market 102 Lanai St. Tiki Village Galveston August 2014 master 2
On the Market 102 Lanai St. Tiki Village Galveston August 2014 master bath
On the Market 102 Lanai St. Tiki Village Galveston August 2014 fam above
On the Market 102 Lanai St. Tiki Village Galveston August 2014 bed1
On the Market 102 Lanai St. Tiki Village Galveston August 2014 bed
On the Market 102 Lanai St. Tiki Village Galveston August 2014 bath
On the Market 102 Lanai St. Tiki Village Galveston August 2014 view
On the Market 102 Lanai St. Tiki Island
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Ocean waters are at toes' reach, along with sweeping views of Galveston Bay and Moody Gardens in the distance, at a Tiki Island escape situated on one of the largest lots on the island— which is now on sale at $1.7 million.

Walk through
A quiet drive through Tiki Island off Interstate 45 takes owners to the south side of the island community where the residence at 102 Lanai St. stands overlooking the bay. A stamped concrete drive leads to two porte-cocheres on the east and west sides of the house. Two entrances open to the first floor with media room, walk-in wine room, a separate bar and huge area enclosed by a wall of windows.

 Throughout the year, owners enjoy watching passing boats and wildlife. 

Italian porcelain tile flooring helps keep the large room cool during the warm months. A wooden beam ceiling adds texture. Throughout the year, owners enjoy watching passing boats and wildlife.

Enter the first floor either from the downstairs doors or through the front door off the lanai. Owners have the option from the split-level landing to go downstairs or up to the second floor. A half-bath is also located on the split level.

The second-floor living area follows an open plan, with the spacious family room centered around a wood-burning fireplace and facing two stories of windows framing the view of the bay. A large outdoor deck that wraps around the back of the house is just off this room. Wood flooring turns to marble tile in the kitchen, where owners will find a oversized granite-topped island with bar seating, Sub Zero refrigerator, stainless steel appliances, walk-in pantry and Italian tile backsplash. The dining area with a Flos light fixture takes in vistas of the surroundings.

The master suite is also located on the second floor, and includes a sitting area, wall of built-ins with TV and wood-burning fireplace. From here, owners can take an exterior spiral staircase to the second-level deck. Hanging frosted-glass sliding doors open to the master bath with Jacuzzi tub, separate shower, porcelain flooring and two-person vanity sink.

Take the spiral staircase to a loft bedroom on the third floor with glass banister and oak floors. The custom zebra wood bedroom frame remains in the home, and another frosted-glass sliding door leads to to the full bath.

Step outside
The 13,200-square-foot lot is professionally landscaped with a sprinkler system, and mature palms wave in the ocean breeze. A concrete sidewalk meanders through the side yard to a new bulkhead and expansive dock to welcome several boats. The property is large enough to build on or add onto the existing home. More views from the bay are seen from the covered patio outdoors. The property is partially fenced.

Square footage: 3,839

Asking price: $1.7 million

Listing agent: Sasha Milby, Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty

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